July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Auditor: Better grade for county

Expectations are for fewer problems in future

Leelanau County bookkeepers received a passing grade in an audit of 2011 books. They made the honor roll in the 2012 audit. More...

Harbor dredging done, payment to come later

This year’s dredging project is complete at the Leland Harbor to a depth of 13 feet, allowing full access to the harbor by all boaters, with the dredged area extending out past the breakwall. More...

Group wants to stop trail work

A group of residents who live or summer near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are asking for a moratorium on future construction of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail until an Environmental Impact Statement can be completed. More...

Vacationer lands big northern

Ben Williams is in the recycling business, but there was no way the Leelanau County vacationer was throwing this fish back. Williams landed a 42-inch northern pike while vacationing at The Homestead. More...

Cleveland adds more limits on fireworks

Following up on action it took last month to enact a new “consumer fireworks” ordinance, the Cleveland Township Board this month added language that limits the times of day fireworks may be used in the township. More...

Hearing set for M-22 plan

A proposed plan to improve and modernize the M-22 corridor and adjacent areas in southeast Leelanau County will be the subject of a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Elmwood Township Hall. More...

Elmwood OKs new fireworks ordinance

The Elmwood Township Board took final action this week to adopt a “consumer fireworks” ordinance that seven of Leelanau County’s 11 townships adopted earlier this summer. More...

Soaring to Freedom

A BALD Eagle, a national symbol, spreads its wings of freedom after being released Saturday morning at Eagle’s Meadow, seven miles east of Empire on the south side of M-72. More...

S-B hires U.P. teacher

Jeremy Fenske, a native of Hancock, Mich., has been hired to teach science in grades 7-12 at Suttons Bay Public School. The Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the hiring of Fenske, who will replace teacher Wayne Kalchik. More...

New teachers join Glen Lake staff

Two teachers were hired and books and computer equipment purchased this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education. More...

Tribal natural resources employees return to jobs

Six employees of the Natural Resources Department of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians are back on the job this week after having been fired earlier this year. More...

Artist's market offers local works at varying prices

Visitors will have a chance to see — and buy — a mix of art Saturday during an artist's market that helps raise funds to promote and maintain the Old Art Building in Leland. More...

Correction:

All the proceeds from the fourth annual La-TEA-Da event at Black Star Farms are used to assist Leelanau County families for expenses, screenings, hospice, etc. More...

Surprise! County finances in 2012 went from red to black

Following its performance, the 2012 Leelanau County finances may want to take a bow. County chief deputy accountant Jennifer Zywicki wouldn’t mind an encore, too. More...

Leland Twp. OKs options on lots

The Leland Township Board at its regular meeting Monday approved an option agreement on two lots that are adjacent to the Leland Township Fire & Rescue Department station in Leland. More...

Township approves six paving projects

The Leland Township Board on Monday unanimously approved a motion to seek bids for six paving projects, with the cost not to exceed a total of $50,000. More...

Investigation open but no charges likely in youth’s death

In the wake of the July 1 death of 8-year-old Steven William-Osler Easter, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials are planning to update their Website to make access to a voluntary float plan more readily available. More...

St. Mary girls All- Academic

St. Mary’s girls basketball team received Academic All-State honors in Class D from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. The Eagles, coach Paula Korson and assistant Roger Schaub, had a 3.7 GPA. More...

PHIL ANDERSON

accepting for his wife, Cathy Anderson, holds his $50 winnings for the first Leelanau County Quiz. The quiz ran on June 27 and Cathy had six out of six answers correct. More...

Elmwood continues effort to stop wedding business

An attorney representing Elmwood Township property owner Frank Noverr has been in touch with the township’s attorney over alleged zoning ordinance violations on Noverr’s property. More...

District stays with BATA

Suttons Bay students will continued to use public transportation to and from school after action this week by the district Board of Education. More...

G-L board OKs pay hikes

Three-year contracts for administrators and “merit” increases of $17,000 were approved last week by the Glen Lake Board of Education. More...

MDOT head pedals to bus

Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation Kirk Steudle and his family took advantage of a new Bay Area Transportation Authority bus offering yesterday. More...

Floatilla plans comeback

Over Labor Day weekend the community of Suttons Bay will host Floatilla 2, a second attempt at beating the Guinness World Book record for canoes and kayaks rafted together. The current world record remains at 1,902 boats. More...

G-L Board keeps meeting dates

A number of “organizational” issues were approved this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education. For instance, the board will continue meeting the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the high school media center. More...